Terrible, terrible, terrible…
Per CNN, at least 13 are dead and dozens more injured, after three explosions went off at Brussels this morning, at around 8AM.
Two explosions went off at Brussels Airport in the check-in hall, one of which was apparently near the American Airlines check-in counter.
On top of that, another explosion went off at a Brussels subway station, leaving at least 10 more dead.
Both the airport and subway station are closed for the rest of the day.
While we don’t yet know who did it or what their motive was, this comes just a few days after the main suspect in November’s Paris attacks was caught in Brussels. It could be a coincidence, but…
Here’s a video of people fleeing the airport after the explosion:
What a horrible tragedy, and a relatable one at that, as I think all of us could imagine ourselves in the check-in hall of a major airport. My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.
Whenever I see this kind of news I just want to bubble wrap myself and never go outside again. But then I realize I’d be missing out on life, and that while this is horrible, it’s extremely rare. There are always risks in life, but the odds are in our favor.
Again, what a tragedy. Hopefully they find who did it pretty quickly and it’s not repeated (unfortunately the two aren’t mutually exclusive).